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Category Archives: Foodbanks

No, austerity clearly hasn’t ‘restored fairness’ to the welfare system

Simon Szreter, University of Cambridge In an article for The Lancet in early December that was critical of the government’s continuing austerity policy, my colleagues and I argued that contrary … Continue reading

December 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Benefit sanctions not working in Salford

Benefit sanctions are having a devastating impact on vulnerable people in Salford. Instead of encouraging people into jobs, they are driving people into destitution and despair and putting a huge … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · 4 Comments

Food poverty doesn’t exist? Think again.

Two weeks ago I was talking to a woman in Vivary Park in Taunton and she told me that children in the UK were not really suffering from food poverty … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Secret #Sanctions

This article shared below was originally published in the Big Issue of the North and written by Gary Ryan. I am only sharing it here because it is not online and … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 79 Comments